Weekday Homily Resources

The gist of each reading is suggested in a single line; then the readings (minus the Responsorial Psalm) are given in full (using the NRSV for its inclusive language); finally a couple of reflections on the day’s readings. Most weekdays we offer two separate homily approaches. The first is drawn from material written by my friend and Passionist confrere, Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller cp. With permission from his estate, I have used his Biblical Meditations for Ordinary Time and Biblical Meditations for Lent as starting point, editing them down to a maximum of 3 or 4 paragraphs. The second approach is based on a set of homilies provided by Fr. Martin Hogan of the Dublin archdiocese.
Fr Pat Rogers cp, Mount Argus, Dublin.



20Nov 20 Nov 2017. Monday, Week 33

20 Nov 2017. Monday, Week 33

November 20th, 2017

20 Nov 2017. Monday, Week 33

21Nov 21 Nov 2017. The Presentation of the BVM

21 Nov 2017. The Presentation of the BVM

November 21st, 2017

1st Reading: Zechariah 2:14-17

Rejoice, for God will come and dwell in your midst

Sing and rejoice, O daughter Zion! For lo, I will come and dwell in your midst, says the Lord. Many nations shall join themselves to the …

22Nov 22 Nov 2017. Wednesday, Week 33

22 Nov 2017. Wednesday, Week 33

November 22nd, 2017
Saint Cecilia

1st Reading: 2 Maccabees 7:1, 20-31

The mother of seven sons urges them to die rather than abandon the covenant

Seven brothers and their mother were arrested and were being compelled by the king, under torture with whips …

23Nov 23 Nov 2017. Thursday, Week 33

23 Nov 2017. Thursday, Week 33

November 23rd, 2017
Saint Columban

1st Reading: 1 Maccabees 2:15-29

Mattathias starts the Maccabee rebellion against pagan rule

The king’s officers who were enforcing the apostasy came to the town of Modein to make them offer sacrifice. Many from Israel came to them; …

24Nov 24 Nov 2017. Friday, Week 33

24 Nov 2017. Friday, Week 33

November 24th, 2017
Saint Andrew Dung-Lac

1st Reading: 1 Maccabees 4:36-37, 52-59

The temple is purified and rededicated, at the first ever celebration of the feast of Hannukah

Then Judas and his brothers said, “See, our enemies are crushed; let us go up …

25Nov 25 Nov 2017. Saturday, Week 33

25 Nov 2017. Saturday, Week 33

November 25th, 2017
Saint Colman, bishop

1st Reading: 1 Maccabees 6:1-13

Antiochus attributes his collapse to his persecution of the Jews

King Antiochus was going through the upper provinces when he heard that Elymais in Persia was a city famed for its wealth …

27Nov 27 Nov 2017. Monday, Week 34

27 Nov 2017. Monday, Week 34

November 27th, 2017
Saint Fergal

1st Reading: Daniel 1:1-6, 8-20

Daniel and his companions are more respected than all magicians and counselors in Babylon

In the third year of the reign of King Jehoiakim of Judah, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to Jerusalem …

28Nov 28 Nov 2017. Tuesday, Week 34

28 Nov 2017. Tuesday, Week 34

November 28th, 2017

1st Reading: Daniel 2:31-45

Daniel’s vision: 4 kingdoms destroyed by a falling stone, which proceeds to fill the whole earth

Daniel said to Nebuchadnezzar, “You were looking, O king, and lo! there was a great statue. This statue was huge, …

29Nov 29 Nov 2017. Wednesday, Week 34

29 Nov 2017. Wednesday, Week 34

November 29th, 2017

1st Reading: Daniel 5:1-6 etc

Daniel interprets what is meant by the writing that appears on the wall

King Belshazzar made a great festival for a thousand of his lords, and he was drinking wine in the presence of the …

30Nov 30 November 2017. Saint Andrew, Apostle

30 November 2017. Saint Andrew, Apostle

November 30th, 2017

1st Reading: Romans 10:9-18

How will they hear the faith, unless it be preached?

If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. …




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